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There’s a fundamental change underway, where accessible, therapeutic, and community-based response to behavioral health crises is gaining recognition as a distinct and essential community service. No longer satisfied with choosing between criminalization and medicalization, nationwide, there’s momentum to define behavioral health crisis response on its own terms. On July 16,

Last week, Sue Ann Atkerson, LPC, MBA, CEO of Behavioral Health Link, testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. The hearing, called “Strengthening Communications Networks to Help Americans in Crisis,” included six witnesses who spoke on eight separate bills. Atkerson